I was just talking to my friend Lindsey about Sandie Shaw. Sandie didn't have the best voice of the British girls of the 60's but she gave it her all. This is most displayed on her rock album "Reviewing the Situation." Reviewing the Situation from Oliver becomes a rock song through Sandie. I love Dr. John's Mama Roux. It took me a while to get used to Sandie's version but it's clear she's having a lot of fun with it. She also has a good time with Walking the Dog. Sandie would disappear from the music scene for more than ten years after this album. She would cover Morrissey songs in her 80's album which I'm really looking forward to listening to.
I discovered Sarita (aka Sara) Montiel through the movie Bad Education. They played the song Quizas, Quizas, Quizas, which I think is one of her best. It's featured here. She's one of the most popular Spanish singers of all time. She definitely has a way with a ballad. I'm so happy that her movie La violetera is subtitled. Most of the time people don't bother with subtitling old Spanish movies for some reason. So I can't watch old Marisol and Rocio Durcal movies. It's sad.
This is a good collection of Spanish girl singers from the 60's through 70's. It's from Vampisoul a company I've already bought from. I feel that the whole genre of Spanish girl pop from this period is neglected. I didn't hear about Karina or Marisol until I was in my twenties. They are not as discussed as the ye ye genre from France and they should be. I liked Un Millon de Lagrimas which is a cool cover of I'd wait a million years. I also enjoyed Dubeque Dublin by Elsa Baeza. Ramalama music has a cd of her. I'll purchase that some time. Also Pochoclo was cute.
I have a preference for the female voice. When my sister bought this I was kind of confused. We don't have much male singers in our collection. However she played this in the car and I just love this album. Edu Lobo has a gentle voice that gets your attention immediately. This is smooth easy listening. I love Sergio Mendes and he was involved with this album. Even Now is my favorite. Crystal Illusions is nice. Sergio would cover that with his group Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66. (I owned many of their albums once. I lost them in the move.) Edu Lobo was married to one of my favorite bossa nova singers Wanda Sa for years. I now own three of Edu's albums. He's amazing.